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  • #6212
    PAULCS
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    This isn’t one on racing but hopefully we’re all horse lovers on here so I thought I’d bring this despicable situation to people’s attention.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a … =1770&ct=5

    How can someone comprehend treating animals like this?

    #134356
    Friggo
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    Having read the whole article and being absolutely stunned by the horrendous treatment some of these animals suffered, I found this part the hardest to swallow:

    If charged and found guilty Gray could face a six month prison sentence or a £20,000 fine.

    Christ! He won’t do that again, will he?

    #134358
    Glenn
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    Nor will anyone dare send out lame horses to race on the track when the BHA are issuing £0 fines and 0 month prison sentences.

    #134364
    Kingston Town
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    http://www.redwings.org.uk/newsrescue86.htm :cry:

    I’ve donated to this group for many years, they do an outstanding job. All support needed for the saving of the survivors.

    One has to wonder though with the apparent number of complaints to the RSPCA prior to today, why there wasn’t some move made a long time ago. :shock:

    #134399
    graysonscolumn
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    The farm in question is only two miles or so away from my office in Bucks. I’ve already overheard a few people in the bookies next door who feel like driving up there asap and giving Gray and whatever’s left of his family a damn good scragging.

    The only real comfort from this episode is that it reads as least as though they’ll be able to save up to around 80 of the remaining emaciated animals from destruction, although that’s clearly going to require a sizeable investment of time and TLC.

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #134402
    SwallowCottage
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    Reading this story sickens me and makes me want to cry. These heartless people must be dealt with and punished severely in my opinion. I hope the surviving animals can be saved and found good homes.

    Pete

    #134404
    apracing
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    Nobody seems to be asking the obvious questions – where did all these horses come from and what was the purpose of having them?

    If it’s not a riding school or a training stable, why would 80+ horses be gathered together in one place?

    AP

    #134406
    seabird
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    I’ve read that they were being readied for the horse-meat eaters amongst us.

    Colin

    #134408
    MikkyMo73
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    Nobody seems to be asking the obvious questions – where did all these horses come from and what was the purpose of having them?

    If it’s not a riding school or a training stable, why would 80+ horses be gathered together in one place?

    AP

    The article points out that they were bought for £1 each and were meant to be sold on as food.

    Mike

    #134409
    MikkyMo73
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    Sorry Colin, hadn’t noticed you’d already pointed this out, or maybe we posted around the same time.

    Mike

    #134447
    moehat
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    Once a horses value goes below it’s meat value it’s on a slippery slope; better for an owner to have an animal put down perhaps than just sell it on not knowing where it’s going to end up….I thought we were going to ban the export of live horses to the continent; has this not happened?

    #134467
    Anonymous
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    Nobody seems to be asking the obvious questions – where did all these horses come from and what was the purpose of having them?
    AP

    Good question AP.
    Another one raised by ITN’s lunchtime news – Why does the racing industry produce 17,000 foals a year, when only 1/3rd of them ever reach the racecourse? And what happens to the rest of them? :shock:

    #134491
    Smithy
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    Given that Mr Gray is part of the beloved ‘travelling community’, is there really any point fining him?

    #134494
    johnjdonoghue
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    Nobody seems to be asking the obvious questions – where did all these horses come from and what was the purpose of having them?
    AP

    Good question AP.
    Another one raised by ITN’s lunchtime news – Why does the racing industry produce 17,000 foals a year, when only 1/3rd of them ever reach the racecourse? And what happens to the rest of them? :shock:

    Read the Tony Morris article in the latest edition of pacemaker, that will give you a clear indication reet.

    JohnJ

    #134496
    TheCheekster
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    I read (somehwhere :?: ), that the only time he whinged was when his ‘prize thoroughbred’ was taken away, the only horse of significant monetary value.
    Perhaps a racehorse?

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